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Although I really try to work in a flow as much as possible, that is not always successful. Sometimes you just have to do things that are less, er... 'flow-worthy'. And then suppose a lot is happening around you, it is noisy with the entire quarantine family around you, what should you do? My solution is white noise, the focus comes on and I even relax wonderfully. Falling asleep with white noise is also good. Read all about white noise here.

What is white noise?

Technically speaking, white noise is a kind of average counter-noise of your environment, which 'blocks' that sound (1-1 = 0). You can compare it to the sound of an (old) television that does not receive a signal (snow image).

It is a type of sound that consists of all the frequencies that the human ear can detect, all combined at a constant level. The result is a sound that is often compared to the whir of a television or radio that is not receiving a signal, the rush of a distant waterfall or the hum of a fan. These sounds have a unique property: they can mask other, disturbing sounds, allowing you to concentrate or relax better.

What do you use white noise for?

White noise can be used for different purposes. Here are some of the most common:

  • Better sleep : White noise can help mask disturbing sounds, such as traffic noise or a partner's snoring, which can lead to deeper and undisturbed sleep.
  • Increased concentration : By masking background noise, white noise can create a calming work environment that can increase concentration and productivity.
  • Stress relief : Listening to white noise can help reduce stress, thanks to the consistency and predictability of the sound.
  • Privacy : In open-plan offices or other shared spaces, white noise can help mask conversations from others, increasing privacy.

The benefits of white noise

The use of white noise offers several advantages. In addition to the applications mentioned above, listening to white noise regularly can also help with:

  • Tinnitus relief : For people who suffer from ringing in the ears, white noise can help distract from the beep.
  • Improved study efficiency : Students often find that background white noise helps them concentrate better while studying.
  • Calming babies : White noise can bring back memories of the sounds babies hear in the womb, which can help calm them and help them fall asleep faster.

How do you start with white noise?

Integrating white noise into your daily routine is easy. On the Happlify YouTube channel you will find the video below with 'gentle white noise' that you can use for focus and to fall asleep. Because the video is dark and yet a bit distracting, there is a good chance that you will fall asleep with it.

Would you rather listen to rain? Then the Soothing rain for sleep is probably a good match, there is a dark version and one with a game that allows you to count spiders.

Long story short

White noise is much more than just background noise; it is a versatile tool that can help improve sleep, concentration, privacy, and even stress relief. Whether you aim for a deeper night's sleep, want to increase your concentration while working or studying, or are simply looking for a moment of peace in a hectic world, white noise offers a simple but effective solution. Why don't you give it a try? Discover the calming power of white noise and make it part of your daily routine.

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